Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas for 2012

Well, the end of the world has come and gone, the comet has again been delayed by cosmic traffic, and the end of another year is upon us. Today is Christmas, a particularly symbolic day for Christians, but a nice holiday and shopping spree for anyone who cares to enjoy the holiday season as a time to relax and have some fun and family time.

All that said, I enjoyed a really nice Turkey dinner last night and will be enjoying left overs tonight again. Mary and I also enjoyed a really nice breakfast at the Moulin de Provence Bakery in the market area of down town Ottawa, famous for having hosted President Obama during his surprise walk-about of the market on 19 February 2009. They have even named a cookie after him, the Maple leaf shaped sugar cookie with red and white icing, shown here:

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Breakfast was a couple of Café Lattes and a lemon Danish for me and a pistachio blueberry cookie for Mary.

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On the way back to the car, we cross York street and get a terrific view of the Parliament Buildings …

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A nice way to start Christmas Day …